#solTuesdays 1/24/24 Now, I wait for the weather to warm up enough so we can get the camper out of storage and ready for trips. In the waiting is planning. You might know where you want to go, but you need to figure out when. Or, you might know when you can go, so you … More The Waiting Game
12/6 #wherewerv, #sol Tuesdays I am not fond of winter with its frigid air and bone-numbing cold. The wind whipping cold blasts up a coat makes me shiver. Often you will find me at home in comfy sweats, with a fleece or Sherpa blanket wrapped around me. Some days it seems that is the only … More Like a Warm, Cozy Blanket
11/30/22 #solTuesdays, #wherewerv My parents loved to travel. When we were kids, we spent many family vacations in our little pick-up truck camper, similar to the one below. I was maybe 6 or 7 when we took our first trips in the camper. My sister and I would try to sleep in the upper bed … More One Journey at a Time
11/21/22. #solTuesdays #wherewerv Thanksgiving has been my favorite time of the year for many years. I like the focus on gratitude, on giving. (Especially when my kids were younger, the focus of “what am I getting” that comes with Christmas presents made me nuts.) We would each talk about what we were thankful for as … More Camping Gratitude
11/15 #solTuesday We’ve had this camper for almost a year, and we are still learning about it. One question we had was whether we would be able to boondocks – camp without any access to hookups, especially electricity. Picture a remote area (with drivable roads) but no campground. You set up and enjoy the beauty … More We Failed our Test (aka Another lesson learned)
October 25, 2022 #solTuesdays In the last few weeks I’ve been reminded that there is always more to learn, and to watch for what is surprising. This has happened both when we’ve been camping and when I’ve been subbing, which I started doing about six weeks ago. Here are some of my camping lessons from … More Life & Learning
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 My memory is going. Actually, it’s just that being retired means sometimes I forget that it is TUESDAY and I should be blogging. We have been camping almost every weekend since August. Here are some thoughts about our recent trip. Why does it take being out of my house to get … More My Memory is Going
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 #solscTuesdays Plinking on the RV roof, helping me sleep.Showering the lake that we kayaked on yesterday.Splashing up from the road as we drove home.Drying up into little dirty spots on everything.Rubbed away when we have to wash the RV. Again.
Tuesday, August 23 Many people, including myself, talk about camping as a way to unplug – limited cell service (if any), and usually no internet. So, no tv, no news, no social media. Sounds lovely for a nice long weekend! I find some irony in the fact that the very first thing we do after … More The Joy of Unplugging. Sort of.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Today is both a camping memory and one I shared at our dad’s memorial service that we finally held in August, 2 years and 4 months after he passed. Tomorrow is the fourth anniversary of my mom’s passing, so this seemed like a good time to share this memory. I miss … More Camping Memories